As most people, I think, are aware, those non Muslim countries that have opened their doors to Muslim immigrants (whether refugees or economic migrants) are currently seeing a wave of terror attacks on a scale never seen before and which is escalating. It has become a real problem for the whole society, including the Muslims.
Following the latest attack in Manhattan I stumbled across a video made by a young Muslim woman who appeared to be telling us that Muslims are being treated unfairly because of these attacks and suffer a feeling of dread. Here is the link to the video if you want to have a look.
Even worse. When they hear that the attacker was shouting "Allahu Akhbar" as he went on the killing spree they claim that the terrorist has hi-jacked this phrase and that it is, in fact, a call of peaceful Islam. Unfortunately their own sources show this to be false. "Allahu Akhbar" was a favourite war cry of Mohammed, the prophet of Islam, and is chanted in the Adhan (Muslim call to prayer). It is also said in the Hadith that when planning an attack Mohammed would wait till morning. If he heard the Adhan then he would delay his attack but if he did not hear the Adhan he would attack straight away. Here is the extract from Sahih al-Bukhari (one of Islam's most trusted sources considered strong):
Now I'm sorry to say this but if the Muslims out there want us to believe the hype they are giving us that they are all peaceful and these attacks are not carried out in their name neither do they represent true Islam then THEY - ie THE MUSLIMS OUT THERE - need to start policing their own communities to make sure that these errant extremists are stopped before they can carry out their attacks. If they would work with local police and cross-community groups to denounce these people as soon as anything "odd" about them comes to light so they can at least be put under surveilance then perhaps we might be more believing of their hard luck rhetoric.
Unfortunately they do not police themselves and do not seem to have any problem, when not speaking to an audience outside their own community, with the rise in extremism and the execution of acts of terror against non Muslims.
In the USA there are approximately 3.35million Muslims. In 2015 Pew Research conducted a survey to find out what American Muslims (or Muslim Americans - depending on your point of view!) thought about extremism. On the surface it would seem the vast majority are against extremism - here is an extract from the Pew Research report:
"Despite their concerns about extremism in the name of Islam in the U.S., about three-quarters of Muslim Americans say there is either little or no support for extremism within the American Muslim community, including 30% who say there is “not much” support for extremism and 43% who say there is “none at all.” Just 17% say there is either a “great deal” (6%) or a “fair amount” (11%) of support for extremism. A bigger share of the U.S. public overall (35%) believes there is at least a fair amount of support for extremism among Muslims living in the U.S."
So to run the numbers, we have 17% of American Muslims supporting extremism and, by extension, terror attacks on non Muslims. This 17% equates to almost 570,000 who are on the side of acts of terror. That's a lot of people.
Now I'm sure if the other 2.8million within that community really worked together to root out the extremism and had the true desire to normalise their societies and ensure that these attacks were no longer carried out in their name it could be achieved. After all, the young lady in the video makes the point that when a white non Muslim commits some horrendous act the white community doesn't go through the same dread that the Muslims claim to experience. That could well be because in that case the wider community knows that most other groups within society are willing to work closely with law enforcement to try to prevent unlawful acts of violence and, when they do occur, to bring the perpetrators to justice. A society or community group that is openly seen to be working with law enforcement to uphold the laws of the country and protect all citizens regardless of race/religion/gender etc has nothing to fear by way of reprisals.